Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 440476
T60 powers off when plugged into dock
Last modified: 2009-10-13 17:40:45 EDT
If I dock my T60 when it is running (not suspended) it completely powers off.
It does not happen every time. How do i go about getting information about what
happens when I dock the laptop?
I am using acpi_sleep=s3_bios to resolve similar issue when suspended.
I've had this happen in the past and found an odd tip on a forum that worked. It turned out that it was static electricity built up in the dock that was triggering the shutdown. If I touched some of the metal parts on the dock before docking the laptop, it doesn't happen.
Might be the same issue (it's a T60 for me too).
There is a known issue with static on the T60p (I know, I got it too!). This is independent of OS. The symptom is all LEDs on the laptop going off when the machine is docked.
The fix is two little rubber caps on the dock, or touching the metal prongs before doc as Stephen mentioned.
More info at http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-67382.html
If so, not a linux issue.How this wasn't spotted in HW testing I do not know. Of course it does depend on atmospherics, furnishings etc.
I have not had this problem ever since I suspected ESD and started grounding myself to the dock before I plugged the Laptop in to the dock. I think it is safe to say this is not a software bug. I think this can be closed.
I am closing this as NOTABUG (at least not a software bug).